ConTempo Countywide Continues
GMR was delighted to present the Galway ConTempo Quartet in a special Lunchtime series in Ballinasloe Library this spring/summer. The series explored mature Beethoven string quartets and new works by Irish composers. In addition to our regular Ballinasloe audience, GMR welcomed a number of classes from local primary schools to each event, staying true to its mission of providing engaging experiences of music to listeners of all ages.
ConTempo will visit the library again in July when they take part in the Ballinasloe Strings Festival on 14th at 8pm in the Church Gallery. The quartet will be joined by Ballinasloe native John Feeley on guitar for a programme of Spanish and French music in celebration of Bastille Day. Admission is free, but booking is advised: https://stringsfestival.ie/schedule/
Ballinasloe Library continues to be one of GMR's primary county partners as the relationship between the two organisation grows. 2019 will see an exciting inter-generational project of music and art take place in association with Finbar McHugh, the Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association and a local primary school under the Galway2020 Small Towns Big Ideas initiative. Watch this space for more details.